Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My running is BACK

I mentioned in my previous post that I was going to go for 5 mile run on my lunch break.  Boy oh boy was it an awesome 5 miler.  It wasn't to hot and it was breezy at just the right moments.  I had a blast navigating my little city on the run and instead of opting for an out and back course (2.5 miles, those same miles back) I opted to just run until I hit 5 miles.  I did have to back track once because I made a mistake on an avenue but I managed to work it out and everything turned out perfectly.

Here's the splits of today's run:

Mile 1 - 8:22
Mile 2 - 8:40
Mile 3 - 8:52
Mile 4 - 8:52
Mile 5 - 8:49
Total miles - 5
Average pace: 8:43
Calories burned: 508
Total time: 43:36

WOW is all I can say.  It felt hard and I really pushed to hang on to that sub 9 minute/mile pace.  At times I really wanted to slow it down some but I knew that I wanted to push it and the hip has been giving me ZERO problems for a while now.  This totally gives me the confidence I was looking for going into Saturday's 2 hour run.  I'm confident that not only will I blow those 2 hours away, but I'm hoping for at least 11 miles or more.  A girl can dream, so don't squash mine, just yet.

I'M BACK!!!!!  It's so exciting to be back.

Angela :)


  1. You are FAST! I am jealous. I hope I can be that fast one of these days. :) Way to go!

  2. welcome back! glad it all came together!

  3. Good job, keep it up and you will get much better result. Nice post too.